Hoda Kotb has revealed she has adopted a second baby girl at the age of 54, just two years after welcoming her beloved daughter Haley Joy into her life.
The Today co-anchor surprised her fellow hosts with the news on Tuesday morning, tearfully telling them that she and partner Joel Schiffman have named their new daughter Hope Catherine, who was born this past weekend and welcomed into her new home days later.
Hoda’s joyful announcement appears to have come as a complete surprise to almost everyone on the show other than her co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, who interrupted Dylan Dreyer’s Popstart segment with an ‘exclusive story’ – which turned out to be a call from Hoda, who had phoned into the show to share the surprise news.
‘It’s a girl!’ Hoda tearfully announced to Savannah, Dylan, Jenna Bush Hager, Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones, and Willie Geist, before adding: ‘And her name is Hope Catherine.’
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